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Respiratory system   /rˈɛspərətˌɔri sˈɪstəm/   Listen
Respiratory system

The system for taking in oxygen and giving off carbon dioxide; in terrestrial animals this is accomplished by breathing.  Synonym: systema respiratorium.

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"Respiratory system" Quotes from Famous Books

... in the nostrils. When the breath is taken through the mouth, there is nothing from mouth to lungs to strain the air, or to catch the dust and other foreign matter in the air. From mouth to lungs the dirt or impure substance has a clear track, and the entire respiratory system is unprotected. And, moreover, such incorrect breathing admits cold air to the organs, thereby injuring them. Inflammation of the respiratory organs often results from the inhalation of cold air through the mouth. The man who breathes ...
— The Hindu-Yogi Science Of Breath • Yogi Ramacharaka

Words linked to "Respiratory system" :   systema respiratorium, system, respiratory organ, physical structure, trachea, body, airway, organic structure, respiratory tract

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